This issue of Sreda online magazine introduces a new series of podcasts dedicated to folklore, legends, and fantastic stories, produced in collaboration with the Tolk audio platform. Each issue will feature readings of fairy tales from different cultures and explorations of the meanings with which they are filled. This first episode is dedicated to an Altai fairy tale about bogatyrs (Russian folk heroes). What wisdom does it convey? What trials are set before its hero? And what, after all, is a bogatyr?